This Underrated Tool Will 10x Your Productivity & Help You Stay Organized Like Never Before

Renuka Gavrani
8 min readJul 23, 2022

I have read more than 200 books over the last 2 years. Now, you must be screaming ‘WOW!! 200 BOOKS!!

But do you know what’s not so WOW aspect of reading those 200 books?

Well, I don’t remember what is being said in even 20 books. Yeah, now you can say ‘Ohh Sh*t!’

However, I am not alone in this journey, everyone who reads books faces a similar problem. As per science our attention span has decreased in just 15 years. In 2000, it was 12 seconds. Now, 15 years later, it’s shrunk significantly to 8.25 seconds. In fact, scientists reckon we now have shorter attention spans than goldfish, who are able to focus on a task or object for 9 seconds.

In such a case, no matter how focused we think we are, there is always something going on in the back of our heads. Perhaps, this is the reason why we don’t remember any significant information when the need arises like in the examination hall or during the dark phase of life.

Studies have also shown that your brain automatically deletes that information that you don’t use often. So, let’s say you were studying for your exams the night before. You studied for 5 hours straight with undivided focus (as per you), but the next week when you sit down to answer the questions in the exam hall, you can only see the vivid image of what you learned while cursing your brain for being a stupid ass.

Trust me, I have been there.

Earlier I used to struggle in the exam hall and in adulthood I struggle in life’s exams.

Why? Let’s see,

I read books that I feel can change my life. For example, these days I am trying to become physically fit so I read books like Lifespan, How Not to Die, and the like. While reading them, I feel enlightened and super excited. However, as soon as my brain comes across various other pieces of information, I cannot even recall what I read just a few days ago. I can remember that it was life-changing but HOW? I cannot remember.

Well, the case doesn’t end here. When my brain comes up with some badass ideas that can be life-altering, I write them down in my diary. The tragedy is I cannot carry a diary…

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Renuka Gavrani

I talk about slow & Intentional living - taking you closer to a happy life. I am a published author of the book 'The Art of Being Alone': https://a.co/d/531JIFq